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Helpful (3)

Not a destination if you want to actually advance your career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - WebMD Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - WebMD Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Work life balance, no one is in a rush to get anything done or ever make a decision so the hours are very manageable. Returning a colleague email within 48-36 hours is acceptable and common practice.

Cons

This company is full of incompetent leaders who are more interested in managing their personal portfolios than growing the business. The products are way behind the current industry, there is no innovation, bright people spend hours wasting their time trying to develop good ideas, only to have them shot down by senior leaders so the entire business is either paralyzed or stagnant. The investor spin on why the business is declining (e.g. due to patent cliffs) is a ridiculous excuse for lack of leadership, lack of vision, lack of innovation, and general incompetence throughout the ranks of the company. The new CEO appears more concerned in meetings to want to have the last word on every idea, rather than empowering smart leaders to develop and pursue good ideas for the business. I question his ability to turn the company around when his primary goal is to own everything.

Advice to Management

Hire a CEO who knows how to recognize and leverage talent. Set a vision for growth, communicate the plan for growth, stop tolerating mediocre employees, transform the way decisions are made and empower middle managers, instigate timesheets across the board so you can begin to see who is working on what, and implement a more transparent process around bonuses and promotions.

Other Employee Reviews for WebMD Health

  1. Helpful (8)

    Most stressful work environment I have ever been in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people who are incredibly talented and passionate about their work. Beautiful office, free coffee, expresso machines and healthy snacks.

    Cons

    Horribly managed, no clue to business strategy or how to run a business, nor do they even care. Very unstable for longevity, hiring or anyone's career regardless of what is sold to people. Proof is in the financials and the stock, as well as the layoffs that are happening across the board. Dog eat dog work groups... one will stab you in the back for their next promotion or just kudos.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of laying off the actual people doing work, get rid of the toxic heavy weight and liability senior management. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. All the great talent is being heavily recruited to other places, leaving you with the bottom of the barrel for a reason.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Not innovative, not efficient, not a place you want to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medscape Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Medscape Professional in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, including work-from-home opportunities Free coffee and bottled water Personal laptops are decent

    Cons

    In a word: Bloated. -- Top heavy! Everyone is a VP or a Director or a Senior Blahblahblah. Too many people who like to hear themselves talk. You will go to meetings all day every day, but nothing every gets done. -- No willingness from management to innovate or even entertain ideas from staff. -- Completely inefficient processes across the board, which can be frustrating, to say the least. -- Many staff who will not question why they are doing things that don'e make sense, and will outright resist any attempt to improve upon processes, likely because they do nothing of importance live and in fear of losing their jobs because of it. -- Compensation can be decent, if you come in high. Annual raises are downright laughable. -- Stock options are now worthless. Thankfully I never exercised mine. -- No attempts by management to retain quality employees, which reflects in the overall attitude (everyone seems to just be collecting a paycheck and biding their time, not really caring). -- I could go on, but why bother? I just don't care anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Read these reviews. Do something about them. Save the people you can before it's too late.


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